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    Battle of Supercars: LF-A vs. R8 V10

    I really like this show on Speed, it is pretty well done overall. Enjoy:


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    The LF-A is a Lexus Failure.

    V10 with 9k rpm through RWD that can't even get a MPH in the mile on the R8 V10? The Audi actually makes more impressive use of its power and its motor has to be putting out more at the crank to basically stay neck and neck when routing it through 4 wheels

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    LFA is way better than the Audi. It isnt about the speed in a straight line. Look at the recent ring tests. LFA was the fastest, where it was supposed to be!

    I know of a guy who is sending his LFA straight to UGR for twin superchargers. This car has completely forged engine. So it should save him some money.
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    i saw this episode as well. I thought the LFA is badass, styling is superior, kinda mix between lambo and gtr. as for power, didnt it have a bad launch and have to catch u and then surpassed the R8? i was impressed, but not for the price. It is different though.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    i saw this episode as well. I thought the LFA is badass, styling is superior, kinda mix between lambo and gtr. as for power, didnt it have a bad launch and have to catch u and then surpassed the R8? i was impressed, but not for the price. It is different though.
    it did catch the R8 there, but then lost on the other challenge. That seemed strange.
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    The LF-A has a badass engine. Any head that Yamaha builds for racing turns out amazing. The LF-A isn't really a car that I think Toyota was trying to make reasonable or sale, it's kinda just a tech demo. Hopefully it leads to greater things.

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    very nice car, but idk just not worth the premium for it
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LuckyEff Click here to enlarge
    LFA is way better than the Audi. It isnt about the speed in a straight line. Look at the recent ring tests. LFA was the fastest, where it was supposed to be!

    I know of a guy who is sending his LFA straight to UGR for twin superchargers. This car has completely forged engine. So it should save him some money.
    The LFA isn't way better than the Audi. Plus, if it is that close to the Audi the Gallardo LP-560 or Balboni will trounce it. That is impressive to you?

    The LF-A is a failure.

    I'll have to see a twin supercharged LF-A to believe it.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
    The LF-A has a badass engine. Any head that Yamaha builds for racing turns out amazing. The LF-A isn't really a car that I think Toyota was trying to make reasonable or sale, it's kinda just a tech demo. Hopefully it leads to greater things.
    Let's hope, because the LF-A is embarassing for the money. Would be nice if that motor founds its way into some other cars.

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    hell yea, way too expensive for nothing. i'll take a 458 italia for that price. and will rape it all over twice as hard.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
    hell yea, way too expensive for nothing. i'll take a 458 italia for that price. and will rape it all over twice as hard.
    Exactly.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    The LFA isn't way better than the Audi. Plus, if it is that close to the Audi the Gallardo LP-560 or Balboni will trounce it. That is impressive to you?

    The LF-A is a failure.

    I'll have to see a twin supercharged LF-A to believe it.
    LFA is a failure? Well they sold out within one week.

    Twin supercharged is gonna be real. The guy is waiting for it to be released. He is the same guy who had his Bugatti tuned to 1300hp.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LuckyEff Click here to enlarge
    LFA is a failure? Well they sold out within one week.
    No doubt, extreme status symbol.

    Extreme performance car it is not.

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    Twin supercharged is gonna be real. The guy is waiting for it to be released. He is the same guy who had his Bugatti tuned to 1300hp.
    Well then I don't doubt it, he has enough money to make anything happen.

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    The LF-A is too late to the game. It would have been a great car back in 2002-2003. It would have been up to par with the Murcielago, the Carrera GT and the SLR
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
    The LF-A is too late to the game. It would have been a great car back in 2002-2003. It would have been up to par with the Murcielago, the Carrera GT and the SLR
    The Carrera GT and SLR are a lot more car.

    The LF-A struggles against the V10 R8, the Carrera GT would murder it.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    The Carrera GT and SLR are a lot more car.

    The LF-A struggles against the V10 R8, the Carrera GT would murder it.
    I would have been a great super car back then. It has comparable performance to a 2003 Murcialago and a SLR
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    The LFA lacks a 'specialness' to me...not sure how else to explain it

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    On track it is very fast, fastest amongst stiff competition below. So how does it fail in performance?

    Now dont give me the ricer excuse of a straight line. every review has said if you can afford it, then it is worth it.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
    I would have been a great super car back then. It has comparable performance to a 2003 Murcialago and a SLR
    The 2003 Murcielago, right on. The SLR? Well... that is a bit of a stretch, the SLR is stronger.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LuckyEff Click here to enlarge
    On track it is very fast, fastest amongst stiff competition below. So how does it fail in performance?
    Competition not including a Carrera GT, GT2 RS, Viper ACR, or 458 Italia? They miss all the good stuff and don't even use an LP-560.

    The ZR-1 has lapped a much faster 7:26, so what the hell is impressive about the LF-A for 350k? The GT2 has run a faster lap, as has the GTR, and the GT3 RS which is really the most impressive.

    So sorry, the LF-A sucks for the money and I won't even get into its straightline speed because that part really is a joke as a V10 R8 demonstrates all too well.

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    SLR was stopped in production due to disappointing sales. Click here to enlarge

    Straightine isnt faster. Only thing the SLR had going was the mclaren badge. otherwise it was a pretty same old mercedes. i had an SLR for a weekend, so it's my opinion though.

    458 is ugly what is wrong with you guys?! I saw it in the flesh yesterday and i was like ugh Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LuckyEff Click here to enlarge
    SLR was stopped in production due to disappointing sales.
    Source? I know they said they would stop in 2008 but I thought it was due to having produced so many already and the economy making it no longer viable. They sold every one produced from what I have read?

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LuckyEff Click here to enlarge
    Straightine isnt faster. Only thing the SLR had going was the mclaren badge. otherwise it was a pretty same old mercedes. i had an SLR for a weekend, so it's my opinion though.
    Haha, what? The SLR is much faster than the LF-A straight line. The LF-A is a 123 trap car and dynos 430 to the wheels, pathetic.

    The SLR has run 129 trap speeds and dynos 100 whp more stock, around ~530. It isn't even close, and that is just the standard SLR and not the 722. If you really want to make it embarassing, add some more boost to the SLR Click here to enlarge

    The 458 is one of the best designs I have ever seen, much better than the LF-A, at least in my opinion. It also is a better car.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Competition not including a Carrera GT, GT2 RS, Viper ACR, or 458 Italia? They miss all the good stuff and don't even use an LP-560.

    The ZR-1 has lapped a much faster 7:26, so what the hell is impressive about the LF-A for 350k? The GT2 has run a faster lap, as has the GTR, and the GT3 RS which is really the most impressive.

    So sorry, the LF-A sucks for the money and I won't even get into its straightline speed because that part really is a joke as a V10 R8 demonstrates all too well.
    that wasnt a superlaggera, it was lp 570 boih. Look at picture carefully. 458 had the same time. And one more thing i guess i didnt post the pic, all cars were on PS2 or equivalent.LFA was not. Even stated in the magazine. You cannot compare Manf claims with magazine claims. Just use one magazin's test drives. LFA is their fastest car.

    LFA wasnt made for record breaking performance, it was made for the feel and environment. GTR on the other hand is the complete opposite.
    Dont claim straighline is more important cz then IS F > M3.

    Anyways im done with this topic.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LuckyEff Click here to enlarge
    that wasnt a superlaggera, it was lp 570 boih.
    They wrote superleggera, who cares what image they use for the magazine? Why would they write something it isn't?

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    458 had the same time.
    There is no 458 on there from what I see.

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    ou cannot compare Manf claims with magazine claims. Just use one magazin's test drives. LFA is their fastest car.
    I can't compare actually achieved lap times by pro drivers to what one magazine gets? Why not? Why is only one data point valid? I would agree that testing same day same time is important but it just goes to show a car costing a whole hell of a lot less can trounce the LF-A in every performance category. It isn't a top performance car, it is a tech-demo and a status symbol.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LuckyEff Click here to enlarge
    LFA wasnt made for record breaking performance
    Well, they got that right because it certainly isn't doing anything remarkable performance wise. The GTR can be argued to be a better performance car than the LF-A. The fact it isn't ridiculous to compare the two shows how ridiculous the 375k price tag for the LF-A really is. It's insanity, the LF-A in my opinion is a joke of a supercar.

    Hold whatever view you like, up to you, but I find the LF-A to be a failure.

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    Somebody insulted the CARRERA GT! LETS FIGHT! Thats my boy right there. I think id take that car over anything else out now! It still looks brand new, one of the best looking cars ever, except for the interior. That engine is still a Gem 5.7 Liter V10 605hp...one of the best sounding engines ever. And it holds it's value! And due to the CARBON FIBER MONOCOQUE being so rigid, you get to drive a convertible without any sacrifice!

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    0-60 mph : 3.6 seconds
    0-100 mph : 7.3 seconds
    1/4 mile: 11.1 seconds @ 133.4 mph

    Theres a German comparo of the GT2RS vs CARRERA GT w/ Walter Rohl driving the CGT and other gentleman. They both agree the CGT is sharper more racecar like due to the CARBON FIBER MONOCOQUE!!! And that it was only a little slower than the GT2RS due to its tires being a 10 year old design (old ps2). Im sure with GT2RS tires (pscups) it would beat it.

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